Nuisance 7-11 Closes; 6ABC Wedding, Jillian and Jessica Out and About, Best People Watching

Relax it’s only Sunday, but if you’re looking for something to do I have a suggestion the annual La Festa Street Festival on East Passyunk from 11am to 7pm. I’ll be shooting the event between 1PM and 330PM, you can find me at the spaghetti eating contest at 3PM. Bon Appétit!!

There’s one less place to grab a slurpee this summer as the packed, but often troubled 7-11 store across from Love Park has closed. Super convenient for grab and go items, especially since the closest Wawa can’t be found for blocks. It’s actually perfect for a Wawa since they already handle massive crowds at their Broad and Walnut, and 20th and Market Stores. If you need your Slurpee fix, especially on 7/11 Slurpee Day, when they give away free Slurpee’s, you can find one at 1319 Market Street, or 1835 Arch Street. Customers can stop into their local 7-Eleven between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. local time to receive a small Slurpee for free.
Congrats are in order for 6ABC producer Jessica Gonzalez who married the love of her life yesterday Andrew H, in Montauk, New York, her happy place. Many of her co-workers went to the chapel including Brian & Mara Taff, Alicia Vitarelli, Sharrie Williams, Matt Pellman, as well as a few alumni’s Kenneth Moton, who is now a correspondent for ABC News and Shirleen Allicot who now co-anchors Eyewitness News This Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon in ABC7 in NYC.
Last night I did a radio segment for Style Club Radio, 1210 WHPT at 11pm, with Josh DeMarco is Philadelphia’s NEW on-air hub/mecca of style and fashion and co-hosted by Creative Director and Fashion designer Steveala Sanchez, and Michelle Miller. Then we all headed to Stratus Lounge to catch Quest Love spin at the Roots Picnic After Party. It was a no cell phones, social media party but I was able to get this one shot at a point where everyone seemed to whip out their phones to capture the legend behind the turntable. Quest Love will be spinning once again tonight, at an all age party on the Moshulu at 6PM. Tickets are only $15. This time they’ll be securing your phone in a sealed envelope. Just don’t open it on deck. (Info)
Congrats to Pearl Properties their news place , The Harper, is 100 Percent Leased on opening day June 1.
Two beautiful reporters walk into a bar, well in this case a popular restaurant Double Knot. Jessica Boyington grabbed dinner with former co-worker Jillian Mele on Friday night at the Center City hot spot. The two former traffic gals from NBC10 had a lot of catching up to do now that Jessica has popped up as a general entertainment reporter at 6ABC. Jillian is now on Fox & Friends in NYC, on an early morning shift, so both noted in their social media posts how unusual it was for Jillian to be noshing on a Friday night. Last week 007 Pierce Brosnan was in town, well he flew into town, drove to Dickinson University to give the Commencement Speech then grabbed dinner at Estia Taverna in Radnor, before running into real estate celebrity to the stars – Melissa Leonard at PHL as they were both flying out.
Last night I spotted Harvey Welker, Julie Welker, a Fairmount real estate agent and most notably known as NBC News correspondent Kristen Welker ‘s parents at Capital Grille in Center City. Mike and I were there celebrating Stacy Kracher’s birthday, and the impending birth of her and Brandon Morrison’s baby due 7/20. Their sidewalk cafe is now open.
Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, a stop by Dilworth Park. The water park was packed yesterday with kids cooling off, parents chatting with friends, and folks just enjoying the day. Every day there’s something going on at the park, located on the west side of City Hall. Check their website for info.
Another great place to people watch, Fairmount Park. I caught this mama groundhog sunning on a sign. Nearby were her cute babies. It was adorable. I recently aquired a new lens 150mm to 600mm to further expand my bird watching captures. So it was fun to see this yesterday on my way to photograph the 13th Annual Independence Dragon Boat Regatta. Check out the photos here on CBS3Philly, as well as many other parties I photographed this week.
Have a great day!!

The Moshulu’s The Deck is where you’ll want to spend your summer nights

The Moshulu’s The Deck is where you’ll want to spend your summer nights

Welcome abroad the ladies manning “the list” to the Moshulu’s “The Deck” happily said to me at Wednesday night’s sneak preview of the newly renovated ship. In the past I had been on the Moshulu for dinner, lunch and cocktail hour and found the vessel to be dated. Speaking of dated, it was the special restaurant my mom and dad loved going to for date night while I was growing up. It has a special place in my heart. After undergoing an extensive renovation, the Moshulu is ready for business. The Deck area is ready for prime time, and happy hour with it’s new coat of deep marine blue, giving it life. Ding dong the black is gone. The Deck is beautiful and appealing. I love the new furniture, tables and the landscaping is very appealing, and the food delicious. Marty Grims, and family run the Moshulu and Fearless Restaurants. Let’s see who was there…


Lori DeFinis and Nikol Texera

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HD1_0661 (Custom)Katie Hines, Chelsea DeLaGrana and Federico Andrade

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The Deck’s renovation is amazing

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Gina Gannon, Eddie Keels, Owner & Publisher, Philly Current Magazine, Meg Arbo and Cassie Hepler, Explore Philly

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The views are spectacular

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Mary Ruegg, Olivia Falcione, Philadelphia Style Magazine, Jimmy Contreras, Public Relations Specialist  The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia and Kristin Detterline

HD1_0675 (Custom)Taylor Shikitino, Kerith Gabriel, Editor-in-chief , and Brooke Jaquith

HD1_0685 (Custom)Emilio Diaz, Janine Saoabr, Kirsten Furez and Evan Boake

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Crazy Shakes @moshuluphilly, these are sample sizes, the real ones come in actual Milk Shake Glasses. I spent too much time talking and not enough time
eating, well except for this, which stopped me dead in my tracks. I keep forgetting what they’re called, so I’m just going to say Heaven!

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Griffin Kauscher and Marissa Baum

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During the summer months The Deck will have fitness activities with some of this crew

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Wayne, Sydney Grims and Gwi

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Stacia Mero and Adrien Carlson

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John Young and Danielle Cohn with Jaimi Blackburn, Director of Marketing for Fearless Restaurants (Moshulu Restaurant Bar Deck , White Dog and Autograph Brassiere to name a few) and Ron Blackburn

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Victor Blank, Jules Rodin, Taylor Durovsik, Sidney Grimes and Nick Catalana

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Mike Grims, Nicasio Lovecchio and Katie Galie

Julie Abramson, Melissa Leonard and Kristen Alderson

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Karly Tarpley and Tom Weir

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Danielle DelRe and Meredith Street

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George Figueroa and Randi Pavlow

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Check out our events calendar we are hosting yoga every Sunday, boot camp classes, happy hours with Philly influencers, and late night parties!! Our Summer Launch Party is next Friday, May 19th! Hope to see you there! Xoxo #thedeckphilly

The Moshulu is docked at Penns Landing, and there’s a pay parking lot located next to it.